Welcome to the weekly hand stitching party! We encourage you to pick up a project and put some stitches in today.
The only hand stitching I did so far this week was to finish the binding on my mini mug mat and my monthly placemat. Totally relaxing.
I have a new embroidery pattern pressed and ready to start stitching and that is what I will be stitching today.
I came across an interesting article about "Embroidery as Therapy". I did not now that World War I veterans with "shell shock" used embroidery to ease their trauma. I have always believed that hand stitching improves mental health, and as the article says hand stitching can be used to "bring peace, find friends, gain confidence and make a life".
Here is another interesting article about opportunities to help refugees around the world.
And now, I am sitting on my stitching chair in the back yard, soaking up the last bits of summer weather and slowly putting in one stitch at a time. What are you hand stitching today?